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Posted by tutotours  · 28-08-2017 - 10:15

Hello !

 

I want to use page-break-inside CSS property. I use embedHTML method. This property is working as intended wih <p> but not with divs. With divs, it has no effect. Why is that ? How can I do to make it work ?

 

I have a Premium licence.

 

Thank you !

Posted by tutotours  · 28-08-2017 - 17:56

I tried it with no success. I think it's because I have an ordered list in this div. Do you have a way to make page-break-inside work with a div with an ol element. I tried to ut the ol element inside a paragraph but it doesn't work either.

Posted by admin  · 28-08-2017 - 19:00

Hello,

MS Word doesn't have a tag for lists. Lists are paragraphs but with an special numbering style; so when you add a list, the conversion from HTML to MS Word included in phpdocx generates a paragraph for each list item (but there's no root element that wraps all items of the list, as each item has its own w:p tag and a numbering style).

UPDATE: https://www.phpdocx.com/documentation/snippets/prevent-break-table-HTML

Regards.

Posted by tutotours  · 30-08-2017 - 19:18

Hello,

 

If I understand your answer correctly, I could use page-break-inside with <ol> or <ul> element with the code sample you gave me. But I want page-break-inside to apply on something like :

<p>
   Some text
   <ol>
       <li>...</li>
       <li>...</li>
   </ol>
</p>

 

 

I also didn't understand where to put the first code sample.

Posted by tutotours  · 09-09-2017 - 17:22

I tried your solution.

I added the lines in HTML2WordML.inc and I made an HTML like this that's repeated to test the behavior : 

<p style="page-break-inside: avoid;">
    Some text
    <ol>
        <li style="page-break-inside:avoid;">Item 1</li>
        <li style="page-break-inside:avoid;">Item 2</li>
    </ol>
</p>

 

I still have some page-breaks between li elements or between text and ol element.

Posted by admin  · 11-09-2017 - 08:34

Hello,

We have checked it and it's working fine after applying the previous lines to HTML2WordML.inc. But due to how MS Word works, you need to add the page-break-after style to accomplish what you need.

This is a simple sample that illustrates how to do it (you can use inline styles or a external CSS):

$html = '
<p style="page-break-inside: avoid;">
   <p style="page-break-inside: avoid; page-break-after: avoid;">Some text</p>
   <ol>
       <li style="page-break-inside: avoid; page-break-after: avoid;">Item 1</li>
       <li style="page-break-inside: avoid; page-break-after: avoid;">Item 2</li>
   </ol>
</p>
';
$docx->embedHTML($html);

If you open the DOCX with MS Word, you can see that the paragraph and lists have the keep with next option enabled and act as a 'block' for the content page.

On the snippets section (https://www.phpdocx.com/documentation/snippets/) you can find some samples about this same question.

Regards.

Posted by tutotours  · 11-09-2017 - 20:42

Hello,

It's working now. I have another problem with lists but I'll open a new topic. 

Thank you !